My family, my life, my story. This blog is my record of my search for ancestors here in the United States and their countries of origin. It is also a record of my life and that of my descendants. Genealogy is a long time passion of mine and I hope you will join me. My main surnames of interest are Grashoff, White, Chaffin, Wells, Matzdorff, Fogleman, Stinehart, Omvig. Past, present, and future all come together. Preserving the present is as important as discovering the past.
Last night I received word that my Aunt, Kathleen Elsie Grashoff Allen, passed away. Kathleen was born on December 3, 1923, in Aurelia, Iowa, to Albert Grashoff and Alma Matzdorff Grashoff. Kathleen was married to Russell Allen. Kathleen had five children: Sherri, Dale, Tammi, Cindy, and Kathy.